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Pre-register for your REAL ID on Feb. 6

(Jan 17, 2019)

Did you know that after Aug. 1, 2019, to board a domestic flight or enter a federal facility you will need a Real ID-compliant license or ID card (or a U.S. Passport or Military ID)? The driver’s licenses we now have will not be sufficient to board a plane or visit a military base or federal building. A Real ID-compliant driver’s license has enhanced security features required by federal law. We want to make the process of getting a new Real ID-compliant license as easy as possible, so we are bringing PennDOT to South Philadelphia. I am hosting a Real ID pre-verification event on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Columbus Square Recreation Center, 1200 Wharton St. PennDOT will be on hand to help process forms for pre-verification. My staff will also be there to provide you with information on Real ID. Together with PennDOT, we can help you file the documentation now, so you are ready to receive your Real ID when they become available in March. Here’s what you will need to bring with you to the event on Feb. 6: One official proof of identity Your original Social Security card Proof of all legal name changes (marriage certificates, court orders, etc.) Two proofs of current, physical address in PA If you have any questions about what documents qualify for each category, or for more information for applying as a non-citizen, please call our district office at 215-271-9190. If you can’t make it to the event, my office Read more

 

Fiedler Ready to Move School Renovations Forward

(Jan 17, 2019)

PA state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler is concerned about the conditions the schools in her district and the health of those who work and learn in them. She wants to make the situation better. Read more

 

Philadelphia Delegation announces its legislative platform for 2019-20

(Jan 16, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16 – State Rep. Jason Dawkins, chairman of the Philadelphia House Delegation, along with delegation members today announced their legislative agenda during a news conference at the state Capitol. The delegation said its top priorities for working toward a better Philadelphia include investing in education and schools, criminal justice reform, health care for all, strengthening commercial coordinators, and alternative energy methods. "We are joining forces to work as one unit for the betterment of all Philadelphians, and that begins with fighting for what our constituents need the most,” Dawkins said. "We are also focused on making sure that everyone gets a fair shot and equal treatment." “Last session we worked in bipartisan fashion to get clean slate legislation signed into law and bring real criminal justice reform to those who need it,” said Rep. Jordan Harris, the Democratic Whip. “Now, we must continue fighting for further reform to reduce recidivism and allow Pennsylvanians who have paid their debit to society to pursue a productive path to citizenry.” “For too long our criminal justice system has been an injustice system for the mentally ill, the poor, and people of color,” said Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta. “While we’ve made progress, our prisons remain overcrowded, inmates mistreated, and mental health problems ignored. I stand with my Philadelphia colleagues to address Read more

 

Fiedler to host family-friendly Health and Wellness Fair

(Jan 14, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., announced she will host her first event since taking office as state representative of the 184th Legislative District . The Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the East Passyunk Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin St., 19148. Fiedler said this family-friendly event will have a dance class for kids, exercise and healthy eating tips, information on health and safety programs for people of all ages, and door prizes. She and her staff also will be on-hand to meet attendees and answer any questions they may have regarding state services. “It’s a new year and with it comes New Year’s resolutions, including living healthier, but that sometimes takes a back seat while we all try to balance work, family and our health,” Fiedler said. “My event will provide great resources for busy families to get information they need to work together toward a healthy lifestyle and have fun at the same time.” For more information, constituents can call 215-271-9190 or email RepFiedler@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Apply now for RACP grants

(Jan 04, 2019)

The state is looking to help you and your organization make a difference in the community. The application process is now open to apply for grants with the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The deadline is Jan. 31. Click here for more information including how to apply. Good luck! Read more

 

Fiedler sworn in, set to begin first term as state representative

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – First-time State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler was officially sworn in today to begin representing the 184 th Legislative District. “My family inspires a lot of my legislative goals,” said Fiedler, a mother of two young kids. “I want children across the commonwealth to have safer schools that are free of lead and asbestos, and for parents to have access to paid family leave, and for health care to be affordable and accessible.” Fiedler also said that she is committed to protecting the environment and securing funding for improvements to mass transit. Her priorities are in line with the PA House Democrats' Plan for PA, which puts people first – above politics and special interests – to ensure good jobs, affordable health care, quality schools, and a fair economy for Pennsylvania’s working families. More information about Fiedler is available on her legislative website, www.pahouse.com/Fiedler . The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony takes place on the first Tuesday in January every two years. This year marks Pennsylvania’s 203 rd legislative session. Read more

 

A record number of women will join the Pa. General Assembly. But we have a long way to go

(Dec 31, 2018)

Every day in Pennsylvania, women are treated as less than men. This is a fact. Across the state women earn an average of 80 cents for every dollar earned by a male colleague — before accounting for the added impact of racial wage gaps. Read more

 

Fiedler Celebrates Office Opening

(Dec 21, 2018)

Pa. state Rep.-elect Elizabeth Fiedler held a holiday open house and office opening celebration in her new district office in South Philadelphia. Fiedler will be sworn-in to serve the 184th Legislative District on January 1, 2019, but is already able to help the communities with state government needs. Read more

 

Holiday Open House and Office Opening

(Dec 18, 2018)

Join Rep.-elect Fiedler at the Office Opening and Holiday Open House on Thursday Dec. 20, at 4:30 p.m. Read more

 

Fiedler Opening District Office

(Dec 11, 2018)

Pa. state Rep.-elect Elizabeth Fiedler is opening her district office Wednesday, Dec. 12. She explains the state-related services and programs they will offer south Philadelphia residents. Read more

 

Veterans services

(Dec 01, 2018)

Below are a number of programs and services available to help veterans and their families. Please share this list with any veterans in your life. Veterans Temporary Assistance Temporary help is available for veterans and their beneficiaries who need aid for essentials such as shelter, fuel, clothing and food. If eligible, a veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for up to $1,600 in a 12-month period. The Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program Any honorably discharged veteran who is 100 percent disabled, a resident of Pennsylvania and has financial need can apply for this program, which provides real estate tax exemption on principal dwellings. Educational Gratuity Program Children of honorably discharged veterans with service-connected disabilities or children of veterans who died in service during a period of war or armed conflict qualify for up to $500 per semester/term to help defray educational costs. Military Family Relief Assistance Program Eligible Pennsylvania service members and their family members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control can apply for up to $3,500 in grants. This program is available for active and past service members. Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Program Grants are available for veterans’ services organizations, non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, individual eligible counties and the State Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Dec 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more